- Blayke H
- Fort Bragg, CA
- United States
Make Education Modern.
In modern society we have so many advantages to learning. Out of school I still love to learn, and in doing so have learned to utilize the internet to its fullest capabilities for self education. But looking back on my public education I cannot help but feel like it needs a little modernizing. Now what I propose may offend teachers because, well we just don't need as many as we did in the 20th century. Don't get me wrong teachers are necessary for a solid education. I have been coming to ted.com for a couple months now and one video inspired me greatly with my idea. khanacademy.org a site where a small group of dedicated teachers have made video tutorials and practices for various subjects. this is a great step in the right direction. but here's a simple version of my own take and proposal for educational systems:
1. use personal tablets to eliminate the need to use paper, pens, pens, etc.
2. have an online classroom where you can do your work but still have the support of peers and teachers who are also doing similar subjects. this would eliminate distraction and encourage questions because you are less likely to be made fun of when all the people doing the same subject could be having similar issues. if people are not having problems with the subject they "level up" and can continue onto more advanced or in depth subject matter.
3. eliminate the classical classroom setting, but keep school open for social connecting. so when kids go to school they are going for physical education and social reasons. also for group hands on projects etc.
4. cut down on the amount of teachers, by enlisting college professors and other brilliant people in our communities, this will aid in a better education for all.
this is a rough idea of what, in my opinion would solve budgeting issues from government funding as well as create a more rounded and better education for every student.